Entertainment of 2014-08-12

Meet Ghanaian Arts Writer, Osarfo Anthony

Osarfo Anthony is a Ghanaian by birth and a Sagittarius born in the 80s in Mamprobi,Accra Ghana. Right from the young age of 10, Osarfo had a philia for reading subjects to calculation or computing subjects.
He started reciting poems and engaged in intra and inter-school debates or quizzes right from Junior Secondary School.
By the time Osarfo got to his second year in secondary school, his writing talent had started manifesting.
Though a Business Accounting student, Osarfo excelled over the entire students in an English Essay, wrote on ‘Road Accidents’ and was adjudged the overall Best Writer to the dismay of all his colleagues, especially, the General Arts students.
Osarfo contributed lots of write ups to his secondary school’s magazine when he was about to complete school – 2003.
Friends, relatives, co-workers, and all close associates of Osarfo always called on him to edit or write one thing or the other, application letter, permission letter, speech, proposals, etc. He always impressed!
In 2006, Osarfo began monitoring Ghana’s showbiz industry religiously and so started writing about the industry to mediums such as Graphic Showbiz, The Punch, Jive, Fylla, and Spectator.
Unfortunately, none of his write-ups was published, but he continued writing as a Freelance.
One of Osarfo’s secondary school mates, Prince Asamoah Ntim, who knew of his writing bravura in the secondary school, encouraged Osarfo to “follow your passion. It’s your talent.
I’ve always known you as a born writer from our secondary school days. I believe in you! I believe in you. Keep writing!” Osarfo did and has since not looked back.
Osarfo finally had his first appointment with Flex Newspaper – as a Columnist and the Administrative Manager.
Today, Osarfo Anthony, who did not give up on his writing talent because some publishing houses failed to publish his works, can boast of many write ups, some with bylines and others, anonymous.
Big websites such as Ghanaweb, Peacefmonline, Myjoyonline, Citifmonline.com, GNA, and others have all published stories written by Osarfo Anthony and continues to do so.
His stories get reviews on a number of radio entertainment programmes week after week.
Radio stations such as Peace FM, Happy FM, Neat FM, Adom FM, Pluzz FM, Rainbow Radio, Radio XYZ, and others across the country, continue to review Osarfo’s stories week after week.
Osarfo is one of the respected Arts Writers in Ghana’s showbiz industry.
Aside writing, he has served (and continues to serve) as an Entertainment Analyst on radio/TV entertainment programmes on Adom FM, Peace FM, Hitz FM, Channel R, Neat FM, Radio XYZ, Vision FM, Meridian FM, Top FM, Happy FM, Adom TV, Homebase TV, and TV.
Osarfo writes on relevant industrial issues or topics that do not catch the attention of many – that makes him a wiz amongst his compeers.
His write ups have got unique anesthesia that mostly goads intellectual discourse! He believes and has a strong penchant for opinionated write ups through features and articles.
Osarfo is very argumentative, open but independent-minded, analytical, philosophical and inquisitive. It’s Osarfo’s greatest wish to become a monk at age 50 – whether as a rich or poor man.
He believes and reads more on Eastern philosophies – on religious studies.
He believes in straight-from-the-shoulder critiques and welcomes any that comes his way anytime, any day, anywhere! Osarfo is not just a Writer, but a Deep Thinker – most of his write ups affirms so.
As an African Arts Writer, Osarfo believes all great and ingenious art people believe in their own first. To that effect, Osarfo writes on art issues usually from the Ghanaian or African perspective.
Writing about other jurisdictions, comes secondary to him.
Osarfo is an: Art or Entertainment Writer/Critic/Analyst, Poet, Song Composer, Concept Developer, Professional Screenwriter, and a Senior Internal Auditor.
He is a partly Chartered Accountant and a member of the Chartered Institutes of Accountants Ghana (CAG); he is still contemplating on whether to pursue Accounting or divert to disciplines such as Psychology, Communication or Law.
He has worked with Ghanasuperstars.com as Editor and also contributed to GHstreets.com. Currently, Osarfo Anthony is the Deputy Editor of Ghana’s trending entertainment print Razz Newspaper, Deputy Editor for Exclusive Men’s Magazine, Ghana’s only magazine dedicated to celebrating exclusively successful men and an Online Writer for Ghanaian-owned high-trafficked celebrity lifestyle website – GhanaCelebrities.Com.
He says of his writing prowess: “I write with the precision of an Engineer and the depth of a Sage. Call me the Art Sage.”
His writing ‘signature’ has always been ‘until then….MOTWUM!!’ So any article you see or read which ends with ‘until then….MOTWUM’ was or is written by Osarfo Anthony.
Source: Adeyemi Adebayo Victor-GhanaWeb
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